2015

Common Causes For Sewer Line Repair

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If you have a problem with your sewer line, then there is a good chance that you will need to get a repair or replacement in the near future. However, you might not be overly familiar with how the process works. To help you get a better idea of what's going to happen to your home and yard, here are some of the most common causes of sewer line damage and how they will affect you:

24 December 2015

3 Important Tips For Travertine Tile Cleaning

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If your home features travertine tiles, you probably know that cleaning it can be challenging. For instance, in order to safely clean it, you will need to know what kind of travertine tile you have and which cleaners are unsafe for use on your tile. You should also plan for it to re-sealed, as needed, in the future. #1-Know What Kind Of Travertine Tile You Have, So You Can Choose An Appropriate Cleaner

9 December 2015

Four Tips To Help You Improve The Plumbing When Remodeling Your Bathroom

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If you plan on remodeling your bathroom, there are many improvements that can be done. This does not just include the repairs and visual improvements to the design. You can also do things to the mechanicals like the plumbing and lights in your bathroom. Here are some tips to help you improve the plumbing when remodeling your bathroom: 1. Adding Shutoff Valves To All Plumbing Lines The plumbing in your bathroom may need repairs at some point.

23 November 2015

Emergency Heating On A Budget

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No one wants to get caught without heat in the dead of winter, but furnace repairs aren't always possible on short notice and emergency appointments are often expensive. If your furnace isn't working, you can try to save money by toughing it out while a regular repair appointment comes around. If that's what you choose to do, it's a good idea to know a few tricks that will help you stay warm without buying expensive space heaters or putting yourself up in a hotel.

19 November 2015

Exterior or Interior? Choosing the Right Foundation Drainage System

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A wet or leaky basement is a major cause for alarm. Not only can the excess moisture ruin your belongings or lead to mold and mildew problems, it can also develop into major foundation damage later as the water works its way into the basement slab walls. The installation of the right drain system can provide a permanent solution to your moisture problems. The following guide can help you decide between an exterior or interior drainage system.

2 November 2015

Important Reasons To Hire A Contractor For Your Remodeling Project

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Are you thinking about having some remodeling done on your home this spring? Are you trying to decide whether you'll handle the majority of the work or if you'll hire a contractor to deal with everything? Although you might think you'd be saving money by doing everything yourself, that's not always the case. Here are some reasons why hiring a contractor could save you more money in the long run:

18 October 2015

How To Restore Damaged Logs

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The natural beauty of log homes is hard to dispute. Of course, just like any other type of exterior sidewall, your log home will eventually need some restoration. The problem with restoring natural log walls is that it can be hard to patch and match the texture, grain and shape of an unmilled log. You cannot just go to the lumber store and find a replacement piece of wood to fix a damaged area.

22 September 2015

The Composition Of Rebar And Why It Should Matter To Your Construction Business

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Rebar is a common product you use frequently in your line of work as a construction contractor. You may know enough about rebar with regards to what it is used for and why it is important to use it, but you probably did not know that there are several types of rebar and they are all constructed with slightly different materials. Here are the different compositions of rebar and why it should matter to your construction business.

14 September 2015

Is Renovating Your Basement Safe?

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A basement is part of your home and is covered under your mortgage every month, so why not create a more usable space for your family? When it comes to renovating a basement, the process can be very complex. Basements pose some risks that are not as prevalent in other parts of the home. Basements are known to incur more flooding--and ultimately mold--in them should water get inside. Because the basement is the lowest part of the home and typically built underground, you are more likely to experience flooding in this area of the home.

26 August 2015

Dangers Of Raw Sewage: 4 Nasty Diseases Caused By Exposure Or Ingestion Of Human Excrement

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Each year, approximately 7.1 million people become mildly to moderately ill after drinking water that has been contaminated with raw sewage. Another 1.8 to 3.5 million get sick after coming into contact with raw sewage. Of these cases, more than half a million people will become seriously ill. Some will even die as a direct result of coming into contact with or ingesting raw sewage.  Why is this important for your family?

11 August 2015